The Indulgence of Ivory Grapes

As suggested by its name, Sugar crunch (Ivory) is one of the newest varieties produced in the USA. It gives off a crunchy sound when you bite into them and top it off with sugar rush with its sweetness. Like most grapes, Ivory Grapes grow in clusters of 15 to 300, and can be crimson, black, dark blue, yellow, green, orange, and pink. "White" grapes are actually green in color, and are evolutionarily derived from the purple grape. Ivory Grapes are typically an ellipsoid shape resembling a prolate spheroid. Did You Know? Commercially cultivated grapes can usually be classified as either table or wine grapes, based on their intended method of consumption: eaten raw (table grapes) or used to ma

Is Sugar in Fruit Bad For You?

Recently, there was a great article in the Washington Post that discussed the claim by many fad diets like “fruit is bad for you” or “fruit is toxic.” There was a time when we didn’t question whether fruit was good for us, when we more or less took “eat your fruits and veggies” to heart. Today, many people are worried that fruit is too high in carbs, sugar and calories. It’s true that whole fruit contains sugar, but it is natural sugar. The sugar we would be wise to limit is added sugar, found in regular soda and many highly processed foods. When you eat an apple, a pear, a peach or some berries, their sugar comes wrapped in a fiber-rich, water-rich, nutrient-rich package. That fiber slows

Everyone “Likes” the Pluots!

Every week, we get feedback from clients like “Love those Rainier Cherries!” Or “Keep those Pink Pearl Apples coming!!” Right now, the fruit of the month seems to be our delicious array of pluots. They seem to be the perfect candy substitute - sweet, crunchy, and nutritious. Many of you have been wondering how we manage to provide so many different pluots, so we thought we would give you a "behind the trees" perspective of how our farmers produce this tasty fruit. A rootstock is part of a plant, often an underground part, from which new above-ground growth can be produced. It could also be described as a stem with a well developed root system, to which a bud from another plant is grafte

It's a Stone Fruit Trifecta!

As summer comes to an end we thought we would roll out some of the best tasting stone fruit of the season. We curated a fabulous selection of local fruits for your team. Enjoy everything from Flavorheart Pluots to Black Friar Plums. Yum! What Is a Stone Fruit? Stone fruits are a type of drupe, thin-skinned, fleshy fruits containing a single large seed encased within a tough outer shell. They can be clingstone or freestone, fuzzy or smooth, sour or sweet. The drupes we call stone fruit come from about 15 species of the genus Prunus, a member of the rose family, and include peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, and cherries. How Should You Store Stone Fruits? Most stone fruits won’t actuall

7 Reasons to Support Your Local Farmers!

The reason our customers support the concept of curated fruit is that we are experts at taste-testing the best local fruit at the breaking point of ripeness. Our local farmers represent the heartbeat of fruit to desk and in your home...fruit to table. Here are 7 reasons why we love local farmers: 1. Taste Real Flavors The fruits and vegetables you buy at the farmers market are the freshest and tastiest available. Fruits are allowed to ripen fully in the field and are brought directly to you—no long-distance shipping, no gassing to simulate the ripening process, no sitting for weeks in storage. This food is as real as it gets—fresh from the farm. 2. Enjoy the Season The food you buy at th

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